Thursday, October 30, 2008

Commit to His Bride Unveiled

Continuing education and on-the-job training are no foreigners to ministry efforts. We've been working and serving in the America Bless God Campaign for three years, and always we are learning new things, and are open to the changes needed to serve our Lord better.

One of the lessons we learned has led to the launch of a more focused ministry effort in Rockdale, which will serve as a template for going forward. We had billboards in Rockdale for almost two years, and those billboards did their job. Now, we know how to make them work better.

The Commit to His Bride program will launch in Rockdale this January. We're combining a 90 day ad blitz with missions teams on the ground in an effort to strengthen the churches of Rockdale. Learn more about Commit to His Bride and find out how you can be a part of "Commit to His Bride".

Watch the Commit to His Bride video

First Steps Discipleship Momentum at TownWest

In early 2008 Pastor Ray Willis from DA2LJ visited Round Rock, Texas for a pastor luncheon hosted by the America Bless God Campaign. John Byrd was one of those that attended. John is a member of TownWest Church in Taylor, Texas.

The luncheon led to a First Steps Discipleship Seminar which John also attended. Now God is at work using First Steps to reach people in Taylor. Below is a sample of the comments made by John at our Third Annual Banquet.

"... when we approach people about [discipling another], their first reaction is “Not me”, “I can’t do it”, “I don’t know enough”, “I won’t know what to say or how to say it”. The book, the First Steps book makes it so easy and so relaxed to be able to do it."

"So, [First Steps Discipleship has] got a lot of momentum going in our church"

Click here to Watch and hear John's Testimony about First Steps Discipleship.

Shackin' with the Church

You're all probably familiar with the phrase "shackin' up". While it used to be more common than now, and certainly cast a bad light on those involved, we now let it go with out much thought or attention. And until now, you may have never considered how that principle applies to our commitment to the church.

Pastor James McGilveary, of Straight Gate Fellowship in Hutto, brought us a much needed message at our Third Annual Banquet. Pastor McGilveary spoke about the modern non-commitment to the church. The Banquet theme reflects our new program "Commit to His Bride"
You must hear Pastor McGilveary's message! Watch and listen on our web-site.

The Torch of Freedom

It is easy to get overly focused on one aspect of life. This can happen in the church, businesses, families, government or with individuals. In churches, we can focus on worship to the detriment of discipleship or evangelism. We can overly focus on in-church fellowship to the detriment of reaching the lost outside the church. In business we can overly focus on internal procedure or training at the expensive of being out generating sales. With the government, well I'll leave that to your observations.

As individuals, men often focus on earning money at the expense of relationships with their wife or children. Women sometimes focus so much on the kids, that they neglect their husband. If we allow our childs education to be dominated by secular teaching, we can fail to firmly implant the laws of God. With all of us we can overly focus on family, sports, or a hobby at the expense of our community. We need to live balanced lives that support family, church, community and government.

Michael Bullock has participated in the Patriot Academy for the last two summer sessions. The Patriot Academy is a mock legislative session held at the Texas Capitol for young people age 16 to 25. Michael spoke about the importance of passing the Torch of Freedom from one generation to another. His speech was given at our Third Annual Banquet on October 11, 2008.

Watch the Torch of Freedom Video

America Bless God - Pass the Torch of Freedom